Travel Blogs from Portonovo
... to town to reprovision for next few days. Novak and Camilla are back in the water with a brand new speedboat engine in place - so it's all smiles onboard the #TeamSweden boat. Really happy for them, they are also leaving tomorrow so no doubt we will catch up further down the coast. We walked to Santa Marta tonight which is still part of Bayonna but just as you come into town, the beach there ...
... and tells you it sails fine close to the wind they're lying ! Cats do not go to wind that's for sure, downwind or on the beam and she's off like a racehorse - wind on the nose, stay put in port. Our next destination is 50 plus miles down the coast and I'm not doing that at 3 knots with 20 knot gusts all the way, No Para Mi Amigo. Novak and Camilla joined us for dinner ...
... Tui [Spain] and Valenša [Portugal]. Just so you don’t think that Spain had cornered the market on castles and forts, Valenša also has a major fort which faces back across the river and like A Guarda’s fort, over the centuries, it has had its fair share of problems with outsiders - the Moors, the Spanish and the French. And like A Guarda’s fort, it has not always withstood assault. Today, however, it simply serves to mark Portugal’s ...
... Rock statue just outside town, it was one hell of a climb, we went right to the top where you can look out over the bay. You stand on this little ledge with only a small railing and it's well scary in the wind we've had today. The rest of the day I think we've spent eating and not really doing a lot - for lunch we had Warm Beetroot and Cherry Tomato Salad in a Balsamic ...
... By the time we had changed the oil and I got everything put away it was gone 4pm - I think I would make a good Spanish mechanic, I understand now why everything is Manyana. For dinner I made a Beef & Red Pepper Madras, up to now we have not found any fresh chillies anywhere in Spain which I find strange so had to make do with some curry powder I made up in the UK and chillies from a jar - it was good and satisfied our ...
Other places to stay in Portonovo
Paxarinas s/n, Portonovo | Hotelfrom $80
Playa de Canelas, Portonovo | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Cabicastro 16, Portonovo | 2 star hotelfrom $51
Playa de Canelinas, Portonovo | Hotelfrom $55
Calle Rafael Pico 42A, Portonovo | Hotelfrom $46